“Multidisciplinary diagnostic stewardship interventions can reduce blood culture and antibiotic use in the PICU. Future work will determine optimal strategies for wider-scale dissemination of diagnostic stewardship in this setting while monitoring patient safety and balancing measures” Woods-Hill et al (2022).
“During covid-19 pandemic, the VAD-team demonstrated the feasibility of VADs home positioning, for patients that need to be transported by ambulance to the hospital for a venous catheter insertion” Grassi et al (2022).
“Over the last years, several societies, mainly parenteral nutrition societies, made recommendations regarding the use of IV in-line filters” Pall (2022).
“It was evidenced that the association of photobiomodulation with topical hyaluronidase was effective in reducing the local effects and assisted in the wound healing process, and that PBM alone was able to prevent appearance of lesions” Freitas et al (2022).
“It provides a more in-depth focus on the management of infective endocarditis among this unique population than what has been provided in prior American Heart Association infective endocarditis-related documents” Baddour et al (2022).
“Our study revealed a higher risk of CRBSI when the femoral access was compared to the internal jugular access (58.3% vs. 41.7%; p = 0.0008)” Hafeez et al (2022).
“Simulation education for vascular access is expected to increase in educational content and methods. Self-learning through a web-based learning system is a leading candidate for this growth” Sugiki et al (2022).
“If tens or hundreds of thousands of deaths could be prevented every year at minimal added cost by simply using whichever of the two fluids results in even slightly better outcomes, what could be the argument against using the slightly better fluid?” Semler (2022).
“To perform a review of the literature on the role of simulation-based training (SBT) in healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevention and to highlight the importance of SBT as an educational tool in infection prevention” Kang et al (2022).
“In this case, diagnostic challenges in the ED and the potential role of cognitive bias are highlighted. In addition, we discuss the clinical manifestations and management of SVC syndrome” Salama et al (2022).
“This nationwide study assessed how outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) is organised by Dutch acute care hospitals, the barriers experienced, and how an OPAT program affects the way hospitals organised OPAT care” Stoorvogel et al (2022).
“We aim to investigate the impact of the COVID-19 emergence period on device-associated infections (DAIs), the compliance of healthcare workers with hand hygiene, and other prevention bundles in ICU” AlAhdal et al (2022).
“Midline catheters appear to be superior for patients with difficult vascular access or receiving prolonged intravenous therapy; a large, multi-centre trial to confirm findings is feasible” Marsh et al (2022).
“This article describes a report of the attitudes towards and barriers to the use of safety cannulas in paediatric patients” Martinez (2022).
“The transilluminator device (TD) is proposed as the effective method for PVCP” Firooz et al (2022).
“Here, the ulnar nerve on the dorsal was injured during peripheral intravenous catheter insertion, and a painful traumatic neuroma was discovered a week later” Chen et al (2022).
“Unexpectedly, the samples collected from the two different sources showed contrasting results, with the presence of unusual macrophage-like cells in the samples obtained from CVC” Carini et al (2022).
“The results show a 30-day hospital readmission rate at 6-9% in the years analyzed (n=56) with a net savings of $562,815 to $736,560 per year” Nair et al (2022).
“Distinguishing between MDR-positive BCs representing clinically significant bacteremia or simple contamination requires a careful clinical, biological, and microbiological confrontation of each MDR positive BC in order to avoid unnecessary overuse of broad-spectrum antibiotics and thus reduce resistance selective pressure” Nachate et al (2022).
“The use of plastic cannulae in hemodialysis patients shows improved outcomes compared to traditional metal needles” Tito et al (2022).
“The difficulties faced in locating veins for intravenous procedures can be diminished using computer vision for vein imaging. To facilitate this, a high-resolution dataset consisting of arm images was curated and has been presented in this study” Kuthiala et al (2022).
“To standardise and optimise blood culture techniques in horses and foals, future research in this area should be aimed at determining the optimal volume of blood that should be collected for culture, and the ideal site, timing, and frequency of sample collection” Giancola and Hart (2022).
“The push-pull method of collecting blood specimens from a CVC should be acceptable for coagulation and hematologic laboratory tests” Wang et al (2022).
“This scoping review aims to check the existing international literature related to the placement and management of central venous catheters (CVCs) in adults” Mastrandrea et al (2022).
“In conclusion, we suggest that the appropriate time for cannulation is 85 seconds (1.45 minutes) after the loss of eyelash reflex in children sedated with dexmedetomidine and induction with sevoflurane and nitrous oxide-oxygen mixture” Yarimoglu et al (2022).
“The combined use of US and IC-ECG (both maneuvers being accurate, inexpensive, cost-effective, non-invasive, and equally fast to perform) should be recommended for tip location in pediatric patients, and it will avoid completely the use of fluoroscopy or of post-procedural x-ray” Pittiruti et al (2022).
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“…published a case report emphasizing the importance of proper infusion management, including the presence of an Intravenous (IV) in-line filter in the infusion set-up” PALL 2022.
“We conducted semi-structured interviews and focus groups to understand the perspectives and opinions of patients and clinicians on the use of PICCs for PWID” Morales et al (2022).
“To determine whether blood culture contamination (BCC) rates could be decreased in the ED by an educational programme” McNab et al (2022).
“To standardize training and decrease complications, we developed a simulation-based ultrasound-guided CVC placement training program for pediatric critical care providers” Good et al (2022).
“Performing peripherally inserted central catheters for children with bilateral bidirectional Glenn shunt, Fontan circulation, and persistent left superior vena cava differs from those with normal central venous anatomy” Tran et al (2022).
“Contamination occurred mainly due to improper disinfection of the skin and environmental contamination” Gunvanti et al (2022).
“This first explorative study of absorption of SC infused fluid in the very old found an acceptable amount of fluid absorbed from the SC space into the circulation one hour after infusion had ended” Danielsen et al (2022).
“We have identified several risk factors for mechanical complications in patients with PICCs that will help improve best practices for PICC insertion and care” Greencorn et al (2022).
“Substantial inconsistencies between workflow stations were observed-highlighting the lack of standardization across chemotherapeutics, volume of medication waste during preparation, and the need to establish improved quality controls to safeguard patient and health care provider safety” Lombardo et al (2022).